It's always nice to hear a range of voices on a controversial subject. So is the case with the "Hot Coffee" mod, and the larger question of Government stepping in to regulate an entertainment industry. In this article
, Paul K. McMasters, First Amendment Center Ombudsman, makes a few salient points. First, he notes, "the scene [Hot Coffee Mod] certainly was not something we would want a child to see - or a government to regulate." Second, he states, "when we contemplate regulation of speech we consider out of bounds, our real target becomes too much freedom or the misuse of freedom."
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Finally, he sums up, "This mid-summer madness reminds us once again that even fundamental freedoms can be hidden in the electronic code of video games and that we should restrain that impulse to surrender to others the right to restrict our rights."
Here, here, Mr. McMasters!
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